Dec 25, 2012 7:00am EST
: michael moore. host: i'm sorry? caller: michael moore. capitalism is dead. host: george, good morning. caller: good morning. george will. he is not an office holder and has no intention of running for public office. he gave a lecture in st. louis on december 4 and it was aired on c-span last evening. it was about progressivism and how would differs from thomas jefferson's vision and view of the basis for our government founded in natural rights. wilson was the opposite in his view. a little bit of a man involved subject. the movement started with president wilson and basically 100 years ago. george will analyze it in his lecture at the differences between the declaration of independence upon which thomas jefferson based the fundamental rights, the natural rights as announced in the declaration of independence. host: what is it about mr. will that makes him a hero to you? caller: he has consistently for decades espoused in billion form. fo brilliant writing he is a conservative in the truest sense of the word. he made clear the distinction between what happened in the french revolution
Dec 28, 2012 9:00pm PST
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Dec 26, 2012 10:00am PST
about how the fiscal cliff will hurt cities across the nation, philadelphia mayor michael nutter. mr. mayor, thank you so much for being on the show. >> thank you, luke. >> obviously, you've been very outspoken about how the sequester could have the severe impact on budgets for cities around the country. talk about that a little bit. we're only six days away. are you surprised by the lack of action here in washington on the fiscal cliff considering the dire implications for a lot of budgets in cities around america? >> actually, look, i am surprised. been around the block just a couple times. i've seen different things in the past, but this is very serious business, and apparently some members of congress just don't get it. the -- you can call it whatever you want to call it, but certainly fiscal is in front of it and it's not good. taxes going up for all americans, not a good thing. significant, possibly devastating budget cuts coming down to certainly state and local governments, not a good thing. and so this seemingly bad game of chicken, you know, this is not some schoolyard game
Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
for a politician at all, in fact. he went for michael bennet, the superintendent of the denver public school system. bennett was, as you can imagine, excited. he was now a senator, a member of the world's most exclusive club. that is a big job. it is an impressive, big job. a job that makes you think pretty highly of yourself. what bennett was not prepared for was that when he took that big, important, impressive job, everybody would all of a sudden hate him. and they would hate him because they hate congress, and he was now part of congress, this thing that they hate. in november of 2011, bennett went down to the floor of the senate with a chart that is still one of my favorite charts of all time. it was a simple chart. it just showed how popular different things were. the irs, the people who collect taxes and audit you, 40% approval rating, unpopular. richard nixon during watergate in 1984, 24% approval. also very popular. banks that had just crashed the global financial system and were throwing tens of millions of people out of work worldwide, 23% approval, not good. paris hilton, 15% approval.
Dec 26, 2012 3:00am PST
in that community and elsewhere outraged. attorney and policy advisor michael barns joins me from washington to explain. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> gretchen: first of all, is this even legal for a newspaper to -- i know it's legal for them to get the public record information of who is license to do own a gun, but is it legal for them to post it for everybody else to see? >> the newspaper has the legal right to do so, but that doesn't mean that it is right to do so. in fact, i think that the newspaper's actions were very divisive as part of this community and also dangerous. publication of these names and addresses of individuals who possess guns gives them a list to any criminal of the houses who have guns in case they want to find a low security environment in which to go and steal weapons. new york has a problem with terrorist cells. so we also know which houses don't have guns. this is a severe danger to the community that this newspaper has brought about. >> gretchen: like i'm thinking, let's say now that somebody goes to rob one of these homes that they know they don't ha
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am PST
went into effect at midnight. steven bridges and michael snell were the first in line to tie the knot. they say they've been waiting years for this moment. voters in maine, maryland, and washington state approved same-sex marriage in november's elections. gay marriage is already legal in d.c. and six other states. >>> regrettable, politically motivated, saddening. these are all statements made by u.s. officials about russia's decision to ban americans from adopting russian children. russian president putin signed the ban into law friday. lawmakers there cite a history of abuse of russian children adopted by american families. however, many believe it was in retaliation against a law that president obama signed that imposes u.s. travel and financial restrictions on human rights abusers in russia. this morning, i spoke with carrie kayhill and asked if the chances of adopteding a 13-year-old boy from daniel in an orphanage in siberia, if she thinks her chances are over. >> i'm ever hopeful that things are going to change. i'm hopeful that better communication between both countries might
Dec 23, 2012 7:00am PST
. gun control advocate michael bloomberg urged him to make a head of the atf. it's the power this president is reluctant to use. so, the idea being that the president could play something. this was nominated in 2010. he's serving as an interim. is it possible for the president to flex his executive authority and recess a point? >> here is maybe what he does. he floats out somebody he wants and win la pi pierre. float those two name sos people are like really? whoever that person is, it's a shoe in. >> that's how we end up with him. >> winstead public polling. >> exactly. >> it's a good idea. i'll go to you on this raul. there's more urgency. people don't pay attention to the atf, but they might now. republicans might be more reluctant to block or filibuster. is it possible through a regular order, maybe republicans on this issue? >> it is a possibility because of what happened in newtown and the public response and because bloomberg is pushing this idea. he appeals to so many moderates and republicans as well. he has a lot of authority. the fact that he is suggesting it is a
Dec 26, 2012 10:00am PST
service. michael is a democratic strategist, and he joins us as well. good to see you both. tony, look, the word we're getting is that harry reid is going to pass an extension of the bush tax cuts for anybody under 250,000, extend unemployment benefits for two million folks. um, now, if that happens, it goes to the house, and the house will probably have to put it up. aren't republicans, your party, going to wish that they had passed plan b? >> absolutely, gregg. look, plan b really should have been our plan a, number one. number two, plan b was really the idea of chuck schumer and nancy pelosi as recently as in this summer. to set the threshold on incomes to a million dollars versus 250,000, allow those tax rates for a million and above go up, the president talked about taxing millionaires and billionaires, that would be right, and now let the rest of the country enjoy the extension of the full bush tax cuts which i think we now even see democrats acknowledging have meaningful -- gregg: basil, if it doesn't work, the president's going to have egg on his face, right? >> no, not at all.
Dec 27, 2012 6:00am PST
for michael chaparini, and tomas tomaski. they will be laid to rest following separate funerals, sunday and monday. they were killed in a sniper attack after a coon victoriad felon started the fire, he went on a shooting rampage killing the two firefighters and wounding two others before taking his own life. they are crediting the efforts of off-duty police officer john ritter, he was injured by shrapnel while trying to protect the wounded men. >> as i pulled my vehicle to the north side of the road i am behind the fire. at no point did i see firemen, at no point did i see anyone actively shooting, i didn't see anyone in the area, so i am probably seconds -- i come around that corner seconds after the fire department gets there in my assumption, i don't have a sense of anything, other than a round or something impact my windshield, then i hear multiple popping sounds after that in addition to the ones i heard before. at that point i determined someone is shooting. at that point i mean i am no different than anybody standing in this room, i'm driving to work, you know. eupl a police offi
Dec 23, 2012 5:00am PST
about. philadelphia mayor michael nutter and former new jersey governor thank you all. thank you for joining us. we'll be back next weekend saturday and sunday at 8:00 eastern time for the latest on the approaching fiscal curve and what's happening with the tea party this year. coming up next is melissa harris-perry. a speaker with no clout, a president with no deal. that's melissa harris perry, next week. i would like to wish you a merry christmas or a merry war on christmas, which ever you celebrate. and they're them. yes. but they're here. yes. are you...? there? yes. no. are you them? i'm me. but those rates are for... them. so them are here. yes! you want to run through it again? no, i'm good. you got it? yes. rates for us and them -- now that's progressive. call or click today.